I haven’t had time to write a New Year’s post yet, but I thought I would now. Truthfully, in terms of personal life events, this year was thankfully fairly normal, especially when placed in the context of the last few years. Back in January I left my Vancouver job to work with BraveNewCode full time with Dale, and that’s been a great experience so far. But other than that, my life has thankfully become a bit more normal, lacking hospital visits or any surgeries.

Last night I rang in the New Year with a few friends in Charlotte, North Carolina. We got to see a great show by Matthew Good with an introductory song by Mike Smith (who plays Bubbles on the Trailer Park Boys). I got to have a few pre-concert drinks with Mike and the members of Matt’s band, which was fun. Raeleigh and I also had pretty choice spots in the front row from which to take photos and videos, all the while alternative between opening and drinking beers. I’ll try and post a few videos shortly, once I find a good place to put them online.

After the show, we headed up to a few booths near the back and just casually drank beers most of the night. Matt’s friend Dale Earnhardt Junior was the host of the evening, and we got to hang out and have a few drinks prior to ringing in the New Year. I also got to meet some of Matt’s management team, namely Jenn, who I’ve tossed various emails with back and forth over the years but have never met before. She also reads my blog from time to time, so there’s a shout out for her! 🙂

All in all it was one of the best New Year’s I’ve had in a very long time, and it was a ton of fun. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, so I’m not going to make any. But based on last year, I suspect this year is going to be a great one.

Happy New Year everyone — all the best for you and yours.

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